Visual arts

Olszewski announces grants to support visual and performing arts, humanities, sciences and cultural organizations

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced Wednesday that applications are now open for fiscal year 2023 project grants to support nonprofit organizations that provide visual arts programs and the stage, science and humanities.

Organizations located in and near Baltimore County can apply for grants to support events and programs that take place in Baltimore County. Scholarships can range from $1,000 to $9,500.

Application and Eligibility
Baltimore County Commission on the Arts and Sciences project grant applications are now available on the county’s website and will be accepted by mail and in person. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Grants are awarded on the basis of artistic and educational merit, service to Baltimore County, the region and the community, impact on the diverse cultural needs of the community, management effectiveness, financial stability and the breadth of outreach to engage new audiences, special constituencies and underserved populations . It is the Commission’s policy not to be a beneficiary’s sole source of funding.

Here are some examples of eligible projects, but not limited to:

  • festivals;
  • Film screenings;
  • Exhibitions: art, performances, conferences, courses and workshops;
  • poetry readings;
  • Dance or theater performances or workshops; and
  • Series of musical concerts (classical, folk, popular).

If an event is virtual, the event organizer must be located in Baltimore County. Live events must take place in Baltimore County, but any organization in the state can apply.

Information sessions
The Commission is holding two information workshops for potential applicants via Webex on Wednesday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday, April 5 at 1:00 p.m.

Those interested in attending a workshop should email [email protected] at least 36 hours prior to the session to confirm attendance. Webex information will be sent the day before the workshop.